SSDR Deep Ripper

The SSDR Deep Ripper is your go-to, heavy-duty deep ripper ideal for work up to 600mm in heavy-going wet or dry conditions.

Its superior penetration and excellent lifting action will help turn around your paddocks like nothing before; minimizing passes, and allowing clogged paddocks to drain while maintaining moisture levels, saving you time and money.

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    FarmChief SSDR Ripper | Farm Rippers

    These next-gen heavy-duty cultivating rippers have technology that never takes a backward step. With their robust engineering and high specs, they’re recognized worldwide for their exceptional strength and reliability.

    These effective and seriously tough customers break the pan, shatter the sub-soil and lift and loosen the ground, leaving an aerated but firm finish. Your paddocks are set up for further cultivation faster than any other rippers out there, helping you enjoy the prospect of improved yields, healthier crops and a better soil structure.

    Their fully protected, highly engineered ripper legs provide an excellent lifting action even in tough-going soil, producing an aerated, incorporated soil structure, whilst the self-cleaning dual spiked rollers are perfect for working the top layer and creating a firm seedbed.

    Choose to add on an alternative range of rear roller options from discs, packer rollers, finger tines and cage rollers.

    SSDR Features

    FarmChief Machinery SSDR Heavy Duty Deep Ripper

    Specifically Designed Ripping Legs

    The SSDR’s fully protected ripping legs are fixed at a shallow 45-degree angle allowing for a deep penetration and an excellent lifting action. The reduced angle helps the ripper dig in deep whilst maintaining the same forward speed. 

    Its wide tine spacing is helpful for hard work in primary conditions that are either extremely wet or dry, providing excellent trash flow. 

    FarmChief Machinery SSDR Heavy Duty Deep Ripper

    Dual Spiked Rollers

    The specifically designed dual spike rollers feature curved, interlinked tines which include a self-cleaning action. Purpose-built for high-performance muddy areas, they are completely hydraulically controlled from the cab, allowing the operator to maintain the optimum working depth in variable conditions. 

    FarmChief Machinery SSDR Heavy Duty Deep Ripper

    Heavy-Duty, Compact Build

    A highlight of the SSDR’s design is the short and compact build, whilst still being heavy enough to be effective. The operator enjoys more ground pressure per m2 than other machines on the market whilst providing excellent contour following for the rear roller. Additionally, smaller and lighter tractors are able to easily lift and move the SSD making it a perfect option for a range of farms. 

    The heavy-duty build allows the SSDR ripper to work in the tough ground without warping or cracking, extending the lifetime of the machine and reducing repair time and costs, whilst helping increase ROI. 

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    Technical Specifications

    Model

    Working width

    Weight approx.

    Working depth

    Tine spacing

    No. of tines

    Rear Roller

    HP Required

    SSDR 5-250

    2.50m

    1620kg

    600mm

    430mm

    5

    Hydraulic double rear spiked roller

    80+

    SSDR 5-300

    3.00m

    2070kg

    600mm

    430mm

    5

    Hydraulic double rear spiked roller

    100+

    SSDR 7-300

    3.00m

    2174kg

    600mm

    430mm

    7

    Hydraulic double rear spiked roller

    140+

    SSDR 7-400

    4.00m

    2516kg

    600mm

    430mm

    7

    Hydraulic double rear spiked roller

    200+

    SSDR 9-400

    4.00m

    2687kg

    600mm

    430mm

    9

    Hydraulic double rear spiked roller

    240+

    SSDR 11-500

    5.00m

    3360kg

    600mm

    430mm

    11

    Hydraulic double rear spiked roller

    350+

    SSDR Use Cases

    FarmChief Machinery SSDR Heavy Duty Deep Ripper

    Aerating pugged, compacted ground

    FarmChief Machinery SSDR Heavy Duty Deep Ripper

    Cultivating hard, ex-stubble land

    FarmChief Machinery SSDR Heavy Duty Deep Ripper

    Opening Sprayed Off Pasture

    Testimonials

    Alister's View

    Alister and Michelle Donald, together with son Jordan, farm 217 hectares of easy rolling country near Geraldine in South Canterbury. Their primary crop is lambs. 6,000 of them, over-wintered for sale in the spring. Accordingly around 25% of the farm is dedicated to winter feed, mostly kale and rape. That’s augmented by some cereal silage in the spring and some dairy grazing through the summer months. August and September are the busiest times for cultivation and that, says Alister, is where their SSDR XL Deep Ripper comes into its own, repairing feeding-out compaction. In the early years, (they’ve been on this property for coming-up eight years) they had ploughed using a contractor but decided to switch to completing all work themselves so a change was necessary and the deep ripper saves time and passes.

    “The ripper plays a big part in our cultivation. It covers twice as much ground as the plough and does a better job. It was also a good price.” Alister says he did some research before deciding on the FarmChief ripper. “They had the model that suited our 140hp tractor best and it had  features that others didn’t.” He’s particularly impressed by the wings on the tines that lift the soil profile, and the double spike roller that gives a firm and fine seedbed. “It does two or three jobs in one. You save time and fuel, and there’re fewer passes. The angle of the tines also makes penetration really easy.” “We have a heavy clay based soil and it does suffer from compaction. It can be an issue. The ripper lets us go down 500 mm and finds its depth quickly, and when you want to go deep, this is the best machine for the job. The secret is to travel at 9-10km/hr to get the shattering effect.” At 1300kg, Alister says it’s also easy to pick up and turn at the end of each run. With time being of the essence, the ripper can not only work more quickly but also handles conditions where a plough couldn’t work. “It’s far more forgiving and versatile.” “It’s there to do a job, and it does it well.” A recent modification is fitting optional side skirts that control the dirt that’s flung out and means there are no ridges from each pass.

    FarmChief have provided excellent after sale service and their product knowledge was also impressive says Alister.

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    Matt McKillop

    North Island - Salesman

    matt@farmchief.co.nz

    Phone: 021 820 046

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    Canterbury & Upper South - Director and Salesman

    grant@farmchief.co.nz

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    Southland & Otago - Salesman

    ben@farmchief.co.nz

    Phone:021 241 8951